Asian Games 2018 started today in Jakarta. Nations all around from continent will particpate in 40 sports and there will be 462 gold medal events.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo ride motorcycle during opening ceremony event. Some 42,000 people gathered in the Bung Karno stadium, Jakarta on Saturday for opening ceremony.
“We are all here to diversity, we are all here to celebrate differences, we are all here to celebrate differences, we are all here to celebrate humanity,” Organising Committee President Erick Thohir said in opening ceremony speech.
North and South Korea marched together behind the Korean Unification flag at the Asian Games opening ceremony. IOC lifted suspension over Kuwait Athletes just 48 hours ago before opening ceremony. Over 11000 athletes will be participating in this 2 week long event.
Indian flag bearer Neeraj Chopra marches in during the opening ceremony of the Asian Games. PM Modi send best wishes to indian Athletes team.
Best wishes to the Indian contingent for the @asiangames2018, which are being held in Indonesia. We are extremely proud of our athletes and I am sure they will give their best through the games. #AsianGames2018
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018